Monday, November 25, 2013

50 Years Ago Today: The Funeral of John F. Kennedy

On November 25 , 1963, in a state funeral, John F. Kennedy was laid to rest.

Above: John F. Kennedy, Jr. salutes his father's coffin as it passes in the funeral procession

On Monday, November 25, 1963---three days after the assassination--John F. Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. 

JFK was survived by his wife Jackie and his two children, Caroline and John. In 1994, Jackie died of cancer. In 1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr. tragically died, along with his wife, in a plane crash, a plane that Kennedy himself was piloting. 

As of 2013, Caroline remains the only surviving member of the former first family.

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